Erasmus Hall DB Kessawn Abraham: "Rutgers is Best for Me"

The Rutgers recruiting momentum continues, this time with a verbal commitment from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall defensive back Kessawn Abraham.

Rutgers picked up its third commitment in 24 hours, this time from cornerback Kessawn Abraham. An impact skill player at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall, Abraham verbally committed to the Scarlet Knights during an unofficial visit with coach Danny Landberg.

"Rutgers is best for me because they open up opportunities that I wouldn't find anywhere else," Abraham said.  "I will be coached to my full potential and  playing in the Big Ten will only raise my level of play."

Abraham visited for the first time since Rutgers issued a verbal scholarship offer. After less than three hours, he joined the 2018 recruiting class.

"We have a good relationship already and I've been there a few times now," Abraham said. "I feel like they have a really good program. I like the whole coaching staff. I think they would be able to help me reach my full potential and they're heading in the right direction. I feel comfortable there.”

Abraham joins Jarrett Paul in the 2018 defensive secondary at Rutgers. Rutgers continues its successes in New York, including four-star Zihir Lacewell.

"I think New York guys love the fact that we have the chance to turn a program upside down and most of s see the vision and the fact that we can build something special," Abraham said. 

Abraham is the first Erasmus Hall player to commit to Rutgers since projected starting linebacker Deonte Roberts. He looks forward to lessons from defensive back coaches Bill Busch and Henry Baker.

"I fit their scheme well," he said. "They play a lot of man-to-man stuff and that's pretty much what I do best. I like to get physical and hands on, so I fit perfectly."

Rutgers fans can expect the same hard work and development that Roberts brought from Erasmus Hall, Abraham said.

"Whether it's on special teams, defense or offense, I'll be giving Rutgers my all," he said.

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